Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Worn out

I am a person that prefers to be busy. I am much more productive with my time when I have much to do. I had no idea that life could be as busy as these last couple of years have been...and there is no end in sight.

I actually feel pretty good. We get a good night sleep almost every night (thank you Lord for three boys that have always slept well). Still there are days that I feel worn out.

Last week, I was having a good day. Got lots of things done, everyone was where they needed to be and I was right on task. But I had three, totally separate people ask me if I was okay. I mean really ask me with concern. One said I looked like I had been upset. Did I look that worn out? I didn't feel it.

Each time I got in the car and look at myself in the mirror. How bad are the dark circles? Are my worry lines looking more worrisome?

Have you ever noticed that when any POTUS (the official abbreviation for the President of the United States) starts their term they have dark hair but by the end of their term they are almost completely gray. The stress of it all actually ages them?

Is the stress of this life aging me?

For now, I will be stopping by the Clinque counter for some eye cream or learn how to do the smokey eye make up.

9 comments:

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Wow - that definitely makes you wonder! To be asked those questions on a good day would give me a little bit of a complex!

Abby said...

Carrie, I think you look beautiful and your spirit is beautiful too! I look forward to reading your blog posts and hearing about your family! God bless you!

kirstenpetree said...

Do you have a facebook? I searched and several came up so I wasn't sure. But anyways if you do search for me because I believe I'm the only one with my name haha!

The VW's said...

A couple of months ago, when my Dad came to visit, we were talking about not ever wanting to be the POTUS, because it would be a very stressful job and also that they always look so much older at the end of their term.

Then my Dad looked at me and said, "You would understand, having gone through the last 3 years." I didn't know whether I should be happy that he understood how stressful caring for a special needs child could be or if I should just go cry because this meant that he thought I had aged a lot over the last 3 years! :)

Courtney said...

let me know any tricks that work! i need some!!

Beth Demorest said...

Carrie, I don't know whether to laugh out loud or cry with you...but I have had people tell me that before (when I thought I was pretty pulled together) I just had to shrug it off and hope that someday plastic surgery or something is much more affordable over the next few years... =) I am sure however that you have had your "life's worth" of stress over the past couple of years...

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